All About the Divine Mercy Statue in Marilao Bulacan

Located in the serene town of Marilao, Bulacan, the Divine Mercy Shrine is a sacred place that offers solace and spiritual rejuvenation for pilgrims and visitors. This revered shrine, dedicated to the Divine Mercy of Jesus, stands as a testament to the enduring faith and devotion of the Filipino people. Whether you seek a quiet moment of reflection or a profound spiritual experience, the Divine Mercy Shrine is a must-visit destination. Here’s everything you need to know.

The Divine Mercy Statue in Marilao Bulacan is the largest Divine Mercy statue in the world. It is also the 6th tallest statue in the Philippines after Montemaria, St. Vincent Ferrer Statue, Our Lady of the Assumption Statue, and Sacred Heart of Jesus.

The structure stands at 45.72 m (150 feet), and the base pedestal is a podium at 15.42 m (50 feet). The 100 feet statue of the Divine Mercy was constructed with fiberglass and based on the original sculpted with 3D software. The podium serves as a multi-purpose hall and a dormitory.

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Divine Mercy in Bulacan was elevated to the status of a National Shrine in 1992 by the Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines. The church is considered by many to have healing powers, and thousands of Catholics and pilgrims flock to the church, especially during the Lenten season, to pray for good health.

A top-down aerial shot of the Divine Mercy Statue in Bulacan and the Rosary Hill Grotto of Our Lady of Lourdes, where people pray for healing.
A top-down aerial shot of the Divine Mercy Statue in Bulacan and the Rosary Hill Grotto of Our Lady of Lourdes, where people pray for healing.
The Holy Mass Schedule is posted on the front gate of the church.
The Holy Mass Schedule is posted on the front gate of the church.
Watch our faithful aerial tour of the Divine Mercy Shrine in Malolos Bulacan on our YouTube Channel.

Historical Background

The Divine Mercy Shrine in Marilao was established to promote the message of Divine Mercy, as revealed to Saint Faustina Kowalska. The shrine has become a significant religious site over the years, drawing thousands of devotees annually. Its tranquil environment and beautiful architecture make it a perfect place for prayer and contemplation.

Father Prospero Tenorio was behind the idea of building the Divine Mercy statue, which is bigger than the existing 50-foot statue in Cagayan De Oro. A Divine Mercy Shrine has also been recently opened in the city of Toledo in Cebu.

Key Features of the Shrine

1. Main Church

The heart of the shrine is the main church, an architectural marvel that blends modern design with traditional elements. The church’s interior is adorned with religious icons and statues, including a prominent image of the Divine Mercy, which serves as the focal point for worship and veneration.

2. Divine Mercy Hill

A short walk from the main church, Divine Mercy Hill offers a panoramic view of the surrounding landscape. This hill features the Stations of the Cross, allowing visitors to meditate on the Passion of Christ as they ascend to the top. The peaceful ambiance of the hill makes it a perfect spot for reflection and prayer.

3. Healing Chapel

The Healing Chapel is another significant feature of the shrine, where visitors can seek spiritual and physical healing. The chapel is a serene space that provides a quiet retreat for those needing solace and divine intervention.

4. Adoration Chapel

The Adoration Chapel offers a tranquil environment for the adoration of the Blessed Sacrament. It is open to visitors who wish to spend time in silent prayer and worship, deepening their connection with the Divine.


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Events and Activities

The Divine Mercy Shrine hosts various religious activities and events throughout the year. Some of the most notable include:

  • Divine Mercy Sunday: Celebrated on the Sunday after Easter, this feast day draws large crowds of devotees who come to honor the Divine Mercy of Jesus.
  • First Friday Devotions: Regular devotions are held on the first Friday of each month, focusing on the Sacred Heart of Jesus.
  • Healing Masses: Special masses that include prayers for healing and anointing of the sick.

Visiting Information

How to Get There

The Divine Mercy Shrine is conveniently located in Marilao, Bulacan, approximately 25 kilometers north of Metro Manila. It is accessible via the North Luzon Expressway (NLEX). From the Marilao exit, follow the signs leading to the shrine. Public transportation options, such as buses and jeepneys, are available from Manila to Marilao.

You may also visit Padre Pio Mountain of Healing, which is just a few kilometers away.

National Shrine of the Divine Mercy Mass Schedule (2024):

  • Mondays to Saturdays – 6:30 AM, 3:30 PM, 6:00 PM
  • Sundays – 5:00 AM, 6:00 AM, 7:30 AM, 9:00 AM, 10:30 AM, 3:30 PM, 5:00 PM, 6:30 PM

Visitor Tips

  • Dress Modestly: Visitors are expected to dress modestly and respectfully as a place of worship.
  • Silence and Reverence: Maintain a respectful silence, especially within the church and chapels, to preserve the sanctity of the environment.
  • Photography: While photography is allowed in most areas, visitors should be mindful of their surroundings and avoid using flash inside the church and chapels.


The Divine Mercy Shrine in Marilao, Bulacan, is more than just a religious site; it is a haven of peace and spirituality. Whether you are a devout pilgrim or a curious traveler, the shrine offers a unique opportunity to connect with the Divine and find inner peace. Plan your visit today and experience the profound spiritual ambiance of this sacred sanctuary.

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The 3 O’Clock Prayer

Divine Mercy is a form of God’s compassion and originated in the apparitions of Jesus Christ, first seen by St. Faustina Kowalska. She was an uneducated Polish nun who wrote a diary of the revelations on God’s mercy. Faithful believers recite the 3 o’clock prayer, known as the Hour of Mercy.

You died Jesus but the source of life flowed out for the souls and the ocean of mercy opened up for the whole world.

O fountain of life immeasurable divine mercy cover the whole world and empty yourself out upon us.

O blood and water which flowed out from the heart of Jesus as a fountain of mercy for us I trust in You.

Holy God, Holy Mighty One Holy Immortal One, have mercy on us and whole world. Amen.

The 3’o clock prayer.
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